Storms and Hurricanes

Delta Cancels Hundreds of Flights on Holiday Weekend, Leaving Many to Fend for Themselves

Delta Cancels Hundreds of Flights on Holiday Weekend, Leaving Many to Fend for Themselves

Delta Air Lines flyers experienced a flurry of flight cancellations amidst a winter storm and what appears to have been an operational meltdown.
The Atlanta-based airline cancelled over one hundred flights on Friday after proactively cancelling some 250 flights in advance of the major winter storm that brought blizzard-like conditions to the Twin Cities area where the airline has a major hub.
“A number of factors have [sic] pressured our ability to …

‘Travel Nightmare’ Cancels Holiday Travel for Thousands

‘Travel Nightmare’ Cancels Holiday Travel for Thousands

What healthcare officials could not accomplish amidst the coronavirus pandemic was taken care of in part by Mother Nature, who unleashed a storm that made Christmas travel near impossible for hundreds of thousands of people.
One forecaster with the National Weather Service predicted a “travel nightmare.”
Heavy rains and blizzard-like conditions delayed hundreds of flights and made driving extremely hazardous.  The storm closed multiple major highways as they become impassable.
On Friday, …

Winter Storm Leaves 4 Dead and a Foot of Snow in its Wake

Winter Storm Leaves 4 Dead and a Foot of Snow in its Wake

A major winter storm that brought heavy snow to some areas and freezing rain, rain, and sleet to others resulted in the deaths of at least four people and hazardous driving conditions that resulted in numerous traffic accidents in the region.
The fast-moving Nor’easter affected some 70 million people since starting to move east on Wednesday.
It was the biggest storms to hit New York, Philadelphia, and other East Coast cities since …

Coronavirus News Update – Dec. 16: Snow Could Snarl Vaccine Deliveries, Moderna Vaccine Close to FDA Approval

Coronavirus News Update – Dec. 16: Snow Could Snarl Vaccine Deliveries, Moderna Vaccine Close to FDA Approval

Just as vaccinations against the coronavirus are getting underway in the United States, a major winter storm threatens to snarl carefully planned deliveries of the vaccine. The storm is forecast to bring high winds, over 6” (15 cm) of snow, and blizzard-like conditions along the I-95 corridor from Virginia to New England.
In New York City, the storm will close coronavirus testing sites run by the city’s Health and Hospitals system …

Winter Storm Threatens 45 Million People on East Coast

Winter Storm Threatens 45 Million People on East Coast

Although the start of astronomical winter is over a week away Mother Nature has plans to make it look a lot Christmas in the coming days: A powerful Nor’easter is threatening bring significant snow fall to the East Coast starting Wednesday.
Over 45 million people are under a winter storm watch as of Tuesday morning and that is expected to turn into a winter storm warning by Wednesday.
New York City could …

Powerful Nor’easter Leaves Over 250,000 Without Power

Powerful Nor’easter Leaves Over 250,000 Without Power

Just as we turned the page of the calendar to December, the season’s first nor’easter rolled in, battering parts of New England and leaving several hundred thousand homes without power.
The storm left “treacherous roads and widespread power outages” in its path, the National Weather Service said in a tweet.
In Maine, over 230,000 households without power and some 100,000 remained without power Sunday evening.  Thousands more in other parts of New …

Hurricane Laura: 6 Dead, ‘Citizens Whose Lives Are Upside Down’

Hurricane Laura: 6 Dead, ‘Citizens Whose Lives Are Upside Down’

The most powerful storm to ever hit Louisiana, Hurricane Laura, has left six people dead, hundreds of thousands without power, and homes and buildings demolished.
Laura, which made landfall as a Category 4 storm Thursday morning, was later downgraded to a tropical storm and is expected to become a tropical depression later as it moves over Arkansas, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The amount of damage was devastating.
“We have thousands and …